‘Meant to be’: Puppies found on roadside quickly gain roles in NC wedding

Those interested in adopting the puppies may email crystal@hartmanshaven.org or brittany@hartmanshaven.org.

‘Meant to be’: Puppies found on roadside quickly gain roles in NC wedding
"Free puppies" quickly became members in a North Carolina wedding. (Source: Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Four puppies left boxed in cardboard on the side of the road went on to star in a North Carolina wedding over the weekend.

Crystal Mosteller Hopson, the director of Hartman’s Haven Dog Rescue in Hickory, was headed to a longtime-volunteer’s wedding rehearsal Friday when she noticed a brown box with big bold letters that read, “FREE PUPPIES.”

The box was off a road in Statesville, about 10 minutes from the wedding location at River Creek Lodge in Hiddenite.

Surely curious, Hopson stopped and peered into the box to see four little white puppies.

When Hopson arrived with the pups, the bride said, “let’s add them to the wedding party! The groomsman can carry them!” a post from the rescue group read.

According to the rescue group, the bride said “it was meant to be” and that the ivory color of the puppies “fit in perfect” with the wedding color theme.

The puppies have names but they still need homes.

“Meet Ashley, Kinzley, Andrew and Garrett... named after the bride, groom and their 2 children!” the Facebook post reads, “They are 7 week old Feist mix.”

So our director of the rescue was going to a wedding rehearsal for Ashley Price on Friday and passed a box that said “...

Posted by Hartman's Haven Dog Rescue on Monday, May 13, 2019

The rescue group says they have received several inquiries on the puppies but no one has sent back an application yet.

Those who wish to complete an application are asked to email crystal@hartmanshaven.org or brittany@hartmanshaven.org. As of Wednesday afternoon, all four puppies were still up for adoption.

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